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Dennis Barsky

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Jones Day

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Private Equity | M&A | Fund Structuring & Fund Services | Buyouts | Venture Capital & Private Investment




Dennis Barsky, a New York-qualified lawyer, focuses his practice on the representation of corporations, private equity funds, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, and other institutions in a range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, venture and growth capital investments, and joint ventures. He also counsels boards of directors and special committees regarding corporate governance issues, including internal investigations. In addition, Dennis represents fund sponsors and investors in connection with the formation of alternative investment vehicles, including private equity funds, real estate funds, and hedge funds. From 2007-2009, Dennis was a partner and portfolio manager at an event-driven hedge fund based in Singapore, where he played a leading role in structuring and launching the fund and ran the risk arbitrage and special situations portfolios. Representative private equity and hedge fund clients include ACI Capital, American Securities, ClimateEdge Capital, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund, Nomura Securities, The Riverside Company, Sentosa Capital, and Temasek Holdings. Representative corporate clients include Estee Lauder, General Electric, General Motors, Gentiva Health Services, Getty Images, Hannaford Bros., Hollywood Media, Hughes Electronics, MediaOne Group, SBC Communications, SEACOR Holdings, Six Flags, Toys "R" Us, and Verint Systems. Dennis has been widely quoted in press articles related to the formation and investment activities of alternative investment vehicles, as well as mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.






Boston University (J.D. cum laude 1994; Editor, Law Review); American University (B.A. in International Relations 1991)

Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms

Within: Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms

Jones Day's team has experienced notable growth in outbound transactions into the US for Singapore and India-based clients, and is increasingly being recognised for its experience in private equity transactions, including leveraged buyouts and minority investments, and real estate private equity deals. The team represents a number of local and regional private equity houses; recent highlights include advising PAG, one of Asia's largest alternative asset management firms, on an investment from the Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings Fund. It also represented Park Place Technologies on its acquisition of Axentel Technologies' businesses in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines. China outbound transactions are also at the heart of the practice, thanks in part to the presence of Elizabeth Cole.  Dennis Barsky is a 'sophisticated lawyer' who is 'rated as one of the most technical practitioners out there'. Ben Witherall was promoted to of counsel and is noted for his M&A expertise. Darren Murphy transferred to Melbourne.

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Singapore: Investment funds

Investment funds – Foreign firms

Within: Investment funds – Foreign firms

At Jones Day, practice head Dennis Barsky has considerable experience advising sponsors and investors on the formation of private equity, real estate and hedge funds and counts Asia-based real estate fund managers and investors among his clients. Ben Witherall, who was recently promoted to counsel, is another key contact. In recent work, the team assisted the alternative asset management firm PAG with an investment from the Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings Fund. It also advised Asia Capital Real Estate on the formation of Asia Capital Real Estate Fund 3, which was established to invest in distressed residential properties in the United States. Carolyn McNabb has left the practice to return to New Zealand.

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  • US rules regarding offshore accounts

    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.

    - Jones Day

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